Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add some content to various pages in your website and adjust it simply by updating an individual text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content compared to updating every static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this feature with the shared website hosting plans we offer and add in dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to become a programmer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this feature for your site, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be activated without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process is going to take you under a minute and simply a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to modify backlinks to different pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.